Posts tagged as: President Barack Obama

Obama’s Involvement In Approving Drone Strikes Revealed

Documents released on Friday night dealing with the US presidential guidelines for drone strikes permits the head of an agency to order an attack on a terrorist target in a foreign land without acquiring the president’s approval. In response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Presidential […]

Obama orders review of military weapons supply to police hands

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The images of local agents in camouflage uniforms and police pointing assault rifles at protesters as they were repeated during the recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, may have their days numbered. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the programs from the nineties allow local police forces and state military equipment be made to […]

Obama blames Russian complicity in downing of MH17

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President Barack Obama increased pressure on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for his role in the crisis in Ukraine. U.S. said Russia is an accomplice in crash of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner on Thursday,  as the White House suspected that the pro-Russian rebels were responsible. Obama asked for time to determine the culprit of the […]

Strike against Syria advances as U.S. rounds up global support

U.S. President Barack Obama’s push for strikes against Syria has passed its first congressional hurdle amid frantic search for international support of the military action to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday passed a resolution to authorize a military strike against Syria, advancing […]

Pakistan welcomes Afghan Taliban Qatar office

Pakistan welcomes the opening of an Afghan Taliban office in Qatar for the purpose of bringing peace to Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministry has said. Taliban Tuesday opened a political office in the Qatari capital, Doha, to help start talks on ending the 12-year-old conflict. Top Taliban negotiators said they wanted a political solution that would […]

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton hospitalized

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital with a blood clot caused by a concussion she sustained earlier this month.   State Department spokesman Philippe Reines said in a statement, “In the course of a follow-up exam today, Secretary Clinton’s doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming […]

Pentagon to release $700 million to Pakistan

In a bid to normalize support for the Pakistani military, the Pentagon would reimburse nearly $700 million to the South Asian country, a US paper reported.   ‘The Pentagon quietly notified Congress this month that it would reimburse Pakistan nearly $700 million for the cost of stationing 140,000 troops on the border with Afghanistan, an […]

Obama administration warns Congress over Pakistan curbs: Report

The White House has warned Congress that its curbs on Pakistan could jeopardize the US-led campaign against militancy in the region, Dawn reported.   Executive Office of the US President issued a policy statement, warning the lawmakers that placing such limitations on reimbursement to the government of Pakistan was having a negative impact on bilateral […]

Pakistan wants to improve bilateral ties with India: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Friday said Islamabad desires to improve bilateral relations and resolve all conflicts with New Delhi in the interest of peace and stability in the region.   In an interview with a private television channel‚ she said the government had expanded trade relations with India to reduce hostility between […]

US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Mark Grossman steps down

In yet another shake-up of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team, the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman has resigned from his post, a report said. The resignation will be effective from December 14.   Mark Grossman will be replaced in an acting capacity by his current deputy, David D. Pearce, The […]

Malala Yousafzai telephones Hamid Mir; vows to defeat terrorism

Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban, telephoned Hamid Mir, renowned journalist and anchor person for Geo News, vowing to fight together against terrorism.   She called the journalist after he escaped an attempt on his life on Monday. Malala, who is in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, made […]

Israel, Palestine agree to Gaza ceasefire

Following a deadly eight-day conflict, Israel and Gaza agreed to a ceasefire effective Wednesday evening, the Egyptian foreign minister announced at a press conference. The cease-fire agreement was later confirmed by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.   The cease-fire is set to start at 9 p.m. Cairo time, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr announced […]


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